Icknield’s new Head Prefects are…..

On Monday 8th May, Icknield held elections for the prestigious Head Prefect positions within school for 2017/2018. Ten, Red Tie candidates put forward their reasons for wanting to be named ‘Head Prefect’  by taking part in an intense interview process. All applicants impressed the panel with their imaginative and well researched presentations, making the final […]

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German Exchange

On Wednesday 29th March, we welcomed forty-six German students and their two teachers from Wolfhelmschule Olfen to Icknield as part of our German Exchange programme. The German students arrived into school at 8.30am after a long 9 hour journey by coach and ferry before being greeted in the dining hall by our very excited year 10 and 11 students. A tasty continental breakfast […]

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Icknield supports Comic Relief

On Thursday 23rd March, the Student Voice Sports Team organised a Bounce-a-thon to raise money for this year’s Comic Relief. The fundraiser consisted of over 100 students receiving sponsorship to bounce throughout the day from 8am – 3pm. The aim of the activity was to ensure a student was on the trampolines at all times, […]

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Word of the Week 20th March 2017

Word of the Week 20th March 2017 This week’s  is… Definition: The use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Example: Jonathan Swift also uses satire in Gulliver’s Travels – the entire story is a satire of English society. Synonym: […]

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Icknield’s Budding Journalists

On Thursday 16th March, Eleven Year 7 and 8 students took part in the nationwide BBC News Schools Report Day. Students were introduced to the pressures of ‘News Day’ after taking on the roles of newsreaders, reporters, script-writers and camera operators to broadcast important news stories. The news items discussed included; Mental Health issues in schools, the […]

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Letter to Parents RE: Organisational Change

As you may have read in the local newspaper and its associated website, Icknield High School is currently undergoing an Organisational Change. A letter regarding this is currently being sent home with students, a copy of which is also available digitally here. You may also wish to follow this link to the BBC News website with an […]

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Year 10 Language Students visit Cambridge

On Wednesday 1st March, a group of fifteen Year 10 students took part in a language workshop at Magdalene College organised by ‘Routes into Languages’ at the University of Cambridge. The event aims to encourage an interest in foreign languages and an interest in studying languages in the future at Sixth Form and University. The eager […]

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Cross Curricular Week Letters

Available here are letters for each year group concerning the 2017 Cross Curricular Week. Please download the appropriate letter if you have not received one from the school. Cross Curricular Contributions 2017 – Year 7 Cross Curricular Contributions 2017 – Year 8 Cross Curricular Contributions 2017 – Year 9

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German Theatre

On Wednesday 8th February, Icknield welcomed back the Onatti Theatre Company for another entertaining performance. The play called ‘Auf dem Campingplatz’ was delivered to 200 students and spoken entirely in German, which allowed students to practice their German listening and understanding skills outside of the classroom. Students were entertained by a story where two friends […]

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